Major FMX

German Shepherd/Breed Unknown
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Home:LaVista, NE  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 15 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Major 'Pain' (Does that mean I'm a pain in the ....?)

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-pound dog-dog rescue

I love flyball, car rides, walks, food and did I mention flyball!

I hate being left alone. Shouldn't I get to go too?

Favorite Toy:
I love tennis balls! It doesn't matter how many there are. I'll try to get all of them in my mouth.

Favorite Food:
I really like most food. But I don't have many options cause my Mom doesn't give me any people food. So I get dog food and milkbones. I think those milkbones are pretty tasty!

Favorite Walk:
I love to walk wherever my Mom is.

Best Tricks:
I don't know any tricks but I do know my basic obedience commands. Doesn't that count for anything? Huh? Huh?

Arrival Story:
I was adopted from the humane society where my Mom volunteers. I came to the humane society through the local Doberman Pinscher Rescue club where one of their volunteers found me as a stray running with another dog in Minnesota (beautiful country by the way!)

My Mom thought I was just a puppy because apparently my short legs make me look like I'm not full grown. Hey! What's wrong with short legs? So I'll look like a ten month old puppy all my life. Nothin wrong with that! I like to look young cause I definitely feel young. My Mom just loves my eyes. They are a dark gold color and are kind of eerie when you see me in a dark area because all you can see are my eyes. Anyway, my Mom always wanted a German Shepherd and instantly fell in love me. The only 'test' I had left to pass was whether or not I was good with cats. Fortunately I am and now I'm living in my forever home! (Whew, good thing I passed that test!) :-)

Forums Motto:
aka Flyball Freak

The Groups I'm In:
***DOGGIE INFORMATION SHARE***, For the Love of Shelter Dogs, President Isabel's Animal Abuse Commission

I've Been On Dogster Since:
February 22nd 2005 More than 11 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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A Day in the Life of a Flyball Dog

Tournament Come and Gone

April 5th 2005 1:13 pm
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Well my flyball tournament has come and gone once again. I think it always goes too fast but Mom sometimes thinks it's too long. I'm the one running not her! She only has to catch me and not let me run again until it's my turn. What's so hard about that? I'm only 85 pounds of bursting energy - it shouldn't be that difficult! :-)

My Mom says I did real good at the tournament. I only had to rerun twice but it wasn't my fault. It was a combination of Mom and the other dog. Mom released me too early and the other dog didn't cross the start line fast enough before I did!!!

I think it's just about nap time. As much as I love those flyball tournaments, they do wear me out! Yap later!



April 1st 2005 5:18 am
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I can't wait! I can't wait till tomorrow cause my Mom's taking me to a flyball tournament. Yeah!!! I just love flyball! I love to run and run and run. I have to admit, it does tire me out but I LOVE it. Well I better go and take a nap so I can rest up. Wish me luck! :)


So What's Flyball?

March 3rd 2005 11:06 am
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Flyball? Let's go! What are we waiting for? As my Mom can tell you, I LOOOVE flyball. If it didn't wear me out so much, I would do it twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week!

Now...for those of you who don't know what flyball is, let me give you an explanation. Actually I'll just give you explanation that's on my flyball team's flyer...... "Flyball is a fast-pace, team sport for dogs that was invented in California in the late 1970's / early 1980's. Flyball relay reaces match two teams of four dogs (and 1-2 alternates) each, racing side-by-side over a 51 foot long course. The races begins on the judge's signal as the first dog crosses the start line, clears four hurdles (8" - 16" high) spaced ten feet apart, and steps on a spring-loaded box triggering the release of a tennis ball. The dog must retrieve the ball and run back over the four hurdles. Once the dog crosses the start line, the next dog is sent to run the same pattern until all four dogs have run. Since this is a team sport, not only does your dog have to fast and accurate, but so do the rest of the dogs on your team. It isn't all up to the dogs either, since the handlers need to time the release of their dog to coincide with the return of the previous dog. Early passes, dropped balls, and missed jumps are errors which are penalized by a rerun of the dog which costs the team time and usually the race. It isn't always the fastest team who wins, but often the most accurate team takes home the ribbons or trophies."

So that's the technicalities of flyball. All I know is that I love it and can't get enough of it. Mom brings me to practice every Sunday night and we go to several tournaments throughout the year. I would like to go to more but Mom can't afford it. Not only does she have to pay my entry fee but she also has to pay for transportation and the hotel room for me to stay in! So we go to the ones we can and I run my heart out.

All for now.

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